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WHO list of deadliest superbugs to “stimulate” antibiotic research

Australian scientists have welcomed the World Health Organisation's (WHO) decision to release a list of the world's deadliest superbugs, saying it will be an...

Controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter makes Australian debut

The controversial Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) arrived in Australia for the first time overnight, in preparation for its public debut at...
A wave from Ange Postecoglou, but it's unlikely to be goodbye before Australia concludes its campaign for the 2018 World Cup. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Socceroos coach being hunted by Chinese Super League

The coach of Australia's national football team, known as the Socceroos, is a firm target for at least one cashed-up Chinese Super League (CSL)...
Kenyan Foreign Minister and Chair of the 10th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference Amina Mohamed (C), Director-General of WTO Roberto Azevedo (R) and WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell attend the opening press conference ahead of the opening ceremony of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 15, 2015. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo) (djj)

WTO agreement on trade facilitation helps Australian exports, jobs

Australia welcomes the entry into force of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation, as it will make exporting easier for Australian...

Australia Post CEO resigns after backlash to multi-million dollar salary

The CEO of Australia's government-owned postal service resigned on Thursday, two weeks after it was revealed that he received a salary of 5.6 million...

Aussie engineers create revolutionary “barcode scanner” microscope

Australian engineers have created an advanced microscope using a beefed-up 'barcode scanner', which they believe will help doctors better analyse complex medical conditions such...

Aussie men lead world life expectancy due to healthy “outdoor lifestyle”

Aussie men have the longest life expectancy in the world because of the nation's strong public healthcare system and a lively "outdoor lifestyle," one...
A student reacts as others test the new school net program at Minilik high school after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Australia sees record number of international students in 2016

A record 554,179 students studied in Australia last year with enrolments in higher education and vocational education and training growing 13 percent and 12...

Majority of Aussies want government to do more to support clean energy

More than 70 percent of Australians believe the federal government is not doing enough to promote and encourage clean energy, the results of a...
Palestine, Israel

Time has come for Australia to recognize Palestine – Kevin Rudd

The "time has come" for Australia to officially recognize Palestine, Australian former Prime Minister and respected diplomat Kevin Rudd said Monday. He...
tourist

Girlfriend of slain British tourist returns to Australia to hunt for body

The girlfriend of a British tourist who was murdered in the Australian outback 16 years ago has returned to search for his missing body,...

Aussies divided on whether they would support Trump-style travel ban

Australians are divided on whether or not they would support a travel ban on citizens from Muslim nations, similar to that introduced in the...
Trump calls

Australian PM admits controversial Trump phone call as “very frank”

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his phone conversation with US President Donald Trump this week was "cordial" but "very frank" as Trump reportedly...
The Yangshan port area in the Shanghai free trade zone. [Photo/Xinhua

Australia must embrace free trade despite growing global protectionism

Australia should continue to embrace free trade in the face of growing global protectionism, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a speech at the...
Affordable Housing Project

Aust’n PM faces internal pressure to make housing more affordable

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing pressure from within his own cabinet to take action on "negative gearing", following a backlash to a...

Biomolecular scientist Alan Mackay-Sim named 2017 Australian of the Year

Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, a stem cell pioneer and biomolecular scientist who helped restore the mobility of a quadriplegic man, has been named the 2017...
Australia

Australia “won’t walk away” from free trade despite TPP blow

Australia will work with the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations and look to other nations to salvage what it can of the doomed free...

New biometric technology to help seamless exit at Australian international airports

The Australian government will attempt to apply "world-first" biometric technology which would allow international travelers to seamlessly exit an airport -- with no need...
The Yangshan port area in the Shanghai free trade zone. [Photo/Xinhua

Australia sticks to TPP despite Trump’s abandonment: minister

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement of unprecedented scope and ambition, which the Australian government will continue to advocate strongly, Minister for Trade,...
alcohol

Australian doctors call for ban on alcohol sponsorship in sports

A group of doctors in Australia has called for the nation's cricketing bodies to cease using alcohol sponsorship, claiming it is negatively affecting children. ...
Trump

Australians unamazed by Trump’s inauguration

A 4 a.m. live broadcast by national television network and pages of reports and analysis by big-name newspapers, Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony attracted the...
video

Revolutionary “smart needle” to help make brain surgeries safer

Brain surgery could become a lot safer after researchers at the University of Adelaide developed a new, high-tech needle which will help surgeons avoid...

Controversial lap band surgery “beneficial” for very obese teens

Controversial laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding - or lap band surgery - has been found to be beneficial for "severely obese" teenagers and should be...
Malaysia?s prime minister has announced that missing flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

Suspended search for MH370 can restart with new evidence

The Australian government has not ruled out a future underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 so long as "credible new evidence" arises,...

Heartburn drugs increase risk of developing gastroenteritis: Australian study

Australians who use heartburn drugs such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 70 percent higher chance of being admitted to hospital with infectious...

South Australia power company to pay US$15 million compensation for “lengthy” blackouts

South Australia Power Networks said Thursday that it would pay more than 15 million U.S. dollars in compensation to customers who were subject to...
tax

Australia plans to tax all digital transactions under new plan

The Australian government will look to tax all online transactions, Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as part of a so-called 'tax strike' on...

Aust’n scientists doing research on fish sauce to improve nutrition in Southeast Asia

Australian scientists believe fish sauce could help prevent the development of the deadly disease beriberi in Southeast Asia after studies showed that adding vital...
5G technology

Gumtrees to offer uniquely “Aussie” challenge to 5G network rollout

Australia's largest telecom provider Telstra has revealed a uniquely "Aussie" issue could delay the rollout of the nation's 5G network expected to come in...
Donald Trump takes the stage on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, July 21, 2016. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu) (zw)

Trump criticism of Lockheed Martin could save Australia ‘millions’

US President-elect Donald Trump's public attack on warplane manufacturer Lockheed Martin could cut millions of dollars off Australia's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, a...